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Happy Weekend: 10 Links I Love

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First of all, IT’S NATIONAL DONUT DAY!!! Please ignore all nutritional wisdom and go eat a donut today, okay? I know I certainly am. And I shall enjoy every bite of it. My favorite kind is chocolate old fashioned, but I like a sprinkled cake donut from time to time because it feels like a party. Yum and yum.

What are you up to this weekend? Brian had some business meetings scheduled in Santa Barbara today, so Jack and I are tagging along and making a weekend out of it—feel free to follow along with our adventures on Instagram ;)

Now, for some favorite links this week…

1. The non-toxic nursery guide. (Goop)

2. A natural sunscreen I’m dying to try. (Beautycounter)

3. Gluten-free, dairy-free angel food cupcakes with strawberries. (Joy the Baker)

4. The small, happy life. (The New York Times)

5. 8 money-saving tips for shopping at Trader Joe’s—the place I do most of my grocery shopping! (Huffington Post)

6. 12 recipes I’m adding to my must-make list this summer. (CUP OF JO)

7. A documentary I’m planning to watch soon. (The True Cost)

8. The calendar app I’m obsessed with right now. (iTunes App Store)

9. Why time is the new money. (Inc)

10. Tips for making the most out of your closet space. (YouTube)

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    Alicia
    June 5, 2015 at 6:01 am

    That sounds like fun! I’m heading to the farmers market on Saturday with my little guy! Hoping to have a slow paced weekend after a crazy week. Great links this week! Enjoy Santa Barbara!

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    Jessica
    June 5, 2015 at 9:29 am

    I just watched The True Cost. It’s a hard hour and a half to get through. I go back and forth….I had a capsule wardrobe for about a year and it really curtailed my shopping but I have these brief periods of time when I get pulled in by consumerism again. There are lots of sad, poignant parts of the movie. One of the less sad but thought provoking points came from a professor talking about an article in an advertising journal a long time ago. He said, there are two types of products….one’s that we use (like washing machines, cars, etc) and plan to keep for a long time. Then there are the items we use up (gum, tobacco). Consumerism is when we start taking items we use….and put them into the category of things we “use up.” Clothing being a prime example of that.

    Anyway, I hope you watch it and I hope more people watch it because of your link. Even if we’re not ready to make a full on commitment to buying less and buying better, I think the awareness helps as a way to start making more mindful decisions every time we shop….

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    Alisha
    June 5, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Saw True Cost last Friday and have had such great conversations about it since. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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